Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kayaking the Inlet

Cliff and I went kayaking last Wednesday. Usually, some sort of  adventure/horror story comes out of our kayaking trips, but this time was quiet and serene.  We almost thought that someone had found Drunken Jack's treasure, though, from the hords of people that were at the landing. But on closer inspection, they were just digging for clams and gathering oysters. We left at dead low tide and paddled to the jettys.

Are you confused yet? We didn't leave from this landing, just wanted to show you what it looks like at low tide. We left from Oyster Landing, which even at low tide is plenty deep enough to kayak in.

I wanted to paddle around the tip of the beach to where the jettys begin to empty into the ocean, but it was a little too rough. So, we settled for pulling the kayaks ashore on the creek side.

These were the only treasures I found. I get so danged excited when I find a piece of beach glass and conch shells.

But dear gussy, I couldn't have been more excited to see this little guy. He did the happy dance for me. See!!

As we headed back to the landing, the tides had changed making it easier to paddle. I was able to stop paddling for a few minutes to take the following pictures.

Disclaimer: These photos were taken with my cell phone. One of these days, I'm going to take my real camera with me. But, considering the fact that someone usually flips their boat on our trips, it might be a while before I get that brave.

I wish you all could go with me. Kayaking, by far, is one of my favorite things to do.....even more than running.


1 comment:

  1. “Kayaking, by far, is one of my favorite things to do.....even more than running.” - Me too! More than swimming, this is probably my favorite water activity. And I prefer to do it in a calm lake where the water is almost passive and not mussing with my not so well-coordinated paddling skills.